Training Overview

This training will review the dietary supplement regulations in the USA and explain how to verify that your products are compliant with the most recent regulations and provisions. It covers the FDA regulatory structure and considerations for manufacturing, labeling and advertising dietary supplements.


Why Should Attend

With the FDA beginning to take a stronger stance on Dietary Supplement enforcement, it is important for companies to verify that their products comply with the latest regulations and provisions.

This 120 minute training will review the dietary supplement regulations and discuss how to verify that your products are compliant, while citing differences with food and drug regulations. We will also cover what qualifies a material as a dietary ingredient, considerations for manufacturers and distributors, requirements for compliant labeling and acceptable marketing claims. An update on FDA’s draft guidance for New Dietary Ingredients and an overview of the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act (both introduced in 2011) will also be discussed.


Webinar Takeaway

Dietary Supplement Overview

  • What is a dietary supplement?
  • Supplements vs. Pharmaceuticals/OTC Drugs/Conventional Foods.

Regulatory Structure

  • FDA Structure regarding Dietary Supplements.
  • Industry Groups.

History of Dietary Supplement Regulation

  • Early History & DSHE.
  • Code of Federal Regulations.

Manufacturing/Distributor Considerations

  • Company & Facility Registration.
  • GMP Requirements.

Dietary Ingredients

  • What qualifies as a dietary ingredient?
  • Old dietary ingredients vs. New dietary ingredients.
  • New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN).
  • Updated New Dietary Ingredient Guidance from FDA.

Labeling Considerations

  • Display Panels & Layout.
  • Supplement Facts Panel Requirements.
  • Labeling Claims.
  • Health vs. Disease vs. Structure/Function claims.
  • Disclaimers/Substantiation.
  • Notification of labeling claims to FDA.
  • Dietary Supplement Labeling Act.

Advertising Considerations

  • FDA vs. FTC jurisdiction & enforcement.
  • Expressed vs. Implied Claims.
  • Disclosures & Claim Substantiation.
  • Testimonials.

Current Events

Questions & Answers.


Who will benefit

This course will be beneficial to the following personnel in Dietary Supplement manufacturing companies:

  • Executives of Dietary Supplement companies
  • Regulatory Compliance Professionals
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Dietary Supplement Manufacturers
  • Dietary Supplement Distributors
  • Sales/Marketing Personnel


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Faculty Travis Austin MacKay

Faculty Travis Austin MacKay

Director of Regulatory Affairs, Plexus Worldwide

Travis MacKay is the Director of Regulatory Affairs for Plexus Worldwide, a leading direct sales company with a range of products dedicated to helping others obtain health and happiness. He currently oversees international regulatory compliance activities driving strategic direction focused on claims development and substantiation strategy, product development and commercialization, international formulation considerations, and quality testing & validation.

Travis has 20 years of quality and regulatory experience, including prior regulatory affairs leadership positions within well-respected, global consumer product companies. He has a passion for mentoring regulatory professionals to develop robust compliance systems that keep business moving forward.

Travis Graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.S. in Behavioral Science and Health (Human Health Emphasis). He is a fly-fishing enthusiast, a college football fan, an exercise junky, and a lover of classic cars. He escapes the noise by spending time with his family in the outdoors of beautiful Arizona.